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Bone scan: A bone scan is a test that follows the decay of a radioactive substance from the bone and measures bone metabolism.
Other broader types of medical diagnostic tests related to Bone scan include:
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These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Bone scan:
Bone scan: A technique to create images of bones on a computer screen or on film. A small amount of radioactive material is injected into a blood vessel and travels through the bloodstream; it collects in the bones and is detected by a scanner.
Source: National Institute of Health
Bone scan: One type of bone scan is used to diagnose osteoporosis and involves using x-ray beams or ultrasound to determine the solidity of the bone. The other type of bone scan requires the use of a radioactive substance and is used to find abnormal bone formation such as that seen in stress fractures, arthritis, infection or cancers.
Disease or Condition count: 7; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Bone scan' may be involved.
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